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Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes are baseball player Derek Jeter's go-to breakfast. His recipe, prepared by Julie Loria on "Martha," appears in "Diamond Dishes: From the Kitchens of Baseball's Biggest Stars." Photo credit: Ben Fink

  • yield: Makes about 15 pancakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil, for the griddle
  • Unsalted butter, for serving
  • Pure maple syrup, for serving


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees with a rack set in the center of the oven. Heat a griddle or a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add buttermilk, egg yolks, and melted butter; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter should be very lumpy.

  3. Step 3

    Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed until stiff peaks form. Using a spatula, gently fold egg whites into batter until just combined.

  4. Step 4

    Lightly oil griddle; add 1/3 cup batter and let cook until bottom is golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn and cook until opposite side is browned, about 1 minute more. Transfer cooked pancake to a baking sheet and keep warm in oven; repeat process with remaining batter. Serve pancakes hot with butter and maple syrup.

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2011

Reviews (2)

  • 23 Mar, 2013

    I made these for my husband who is a big Jeter fan. They are wonderful. We served them with our own maple syrup.Yummy!

  • 30 May, 2011

    These were DELICIOUS! I halved the recipe and only used 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and got 15 pancakes. Based on this, a whole recipe will yield at least 25+. My suggestion is to use 1/4 cup of batter (or less) so that they cook through to the center without burning. These pancakes turned out light and fluffy and really yummy!